Special Needs Teachers

Three positions are currently available as special needs teachers. The positions are approximately:


  • 10% (2 instructional hours/week)

  • 25% (5 instructional hours/week)

  • 30% (6 instructional hours/week)


The teaching positions could potentially be combined with other available teaching or assistant positions depending on scheduling possibilities.


The specific expectations for each teacher will be defined in relationship to the needs of the student, but expected tasks in all positions would include:


  • Planning and executing of individual and/or small group instruction of student based on IEP goals

  • Planning and executing of individual and/or small group instruction of skills to help student engage with teaching, learning and interaction within the regular classroom

  • Participating in collaborative meetings with special education team, contact teacher, parents, or other external agencies

  • Revising and reporting on IEP goals (in collaboration with contact teacher and special education team)

  • Attending some team and whole school meetings as appropriate

  • Participating in professional development opportunities (by agreement with line manager)


The two larger positions are connected to instruction of individual students with special educational needs within the autism spectrum.  The expected tasks for these positions would also include:


  • Providing in-class instruction/support in engaging with classroom activities and learning activities

  • Collaborating with classroom teacher and special needs assistant(s) in planning and preparing individually differentiated learning activities

  • Facilitating positive social interactions with peers


As the position will involve working closely with the contact/specialist teachers and assistants, collaborative skills will be essential. The school is seeking a candidate with the following characteristics:


  • Collaborative and a team player

  • Positive

  • Flexible

  • Calm in stressful situations

  • Clear communicator, both oral and written

  • Fluency in English


Formal teaching qualifications are required for these positions. Other preferred, but not essential, candidate qualities would include:

  • Some knowledge of Norwegian

  • Knowledge of and experience with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders), PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and/or TEACHH


The Head of Primary is the line manager for the positions.


If you would like to apply for the position(s), please email Sofie Jørstad (sofie.joerstad@kischool.org) by June 8 2020.

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